A Penticton Western News reader snapped a stellar photo of the recent planetary conjunction.
Debra Ceravelo, an astrophotographer, amateur astronomer and member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-Okanagan Centre, took the photo of Jupiter and Saturn aligning in the sky from her home at Anarchist Mountain.
“There are a lot of fake photos out there showing a really bright star of Bethlehem which is silly. Saturn is so much dimmer than Jupiter that together they don’t really shine brighter.”
Ceravelo and her husband own and operate an optical- and telescope-making business, and keep two observatories on their mountain property.
The photo was taken on Dec. 20 at 6:45 p.m. catching the planets through a slight haze from the clouds.